More on the NCAA redshirt rule change from Sports Illustrated – this will certainly help coaches get first-year players even more ready for future success, both at the college and pro level.
On Thursday, the Maritime (N.Y.) Privateers announced on their Instagram account their captains for the upcoming season. Congrats to Payton Campbell, Liam Bailey and Dean Lynch – best of luck this season, gents!
The 2018 World Cup officially kicks-off today with excitement for the tournament to return to North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States) in 2026.
And while the new tournament is barely one day old, there is certainly some excitement for it here in Boston, especially because we are one of the cities being considered to host some games, specifically at Gillette Stadium.
Boston is one of 23 cities being considered – the list will be whittled down to 16 locations in a few years. Other locations throughout North America include New York/New Jersey, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Edmonton, Toronto and Mexico City.
In addition to games being held in Foxboro, Bird also noted in his piece that Harvard University, Nobles and Greenough School, Wellesley College and the New England Revolution’s practice field would be potential training facilities for teams that would be housed in Boston.
Again, we will have to wait a few years before FIFA announces the final 16 cities – we should know by 2020 or 2021 – but their goal is to make the 2026 World Cup a “North American event from coast to coast.”
Noontime Lacrosse launched a few years earlier under another name, but was rebranded prior to the start of the college and high school seasons this spring.
Similar to the other sports specific handles, we will be sharing and producing various soccer content seen on the handle with the goal of keeping you updated on the college and high school world in New England this fall. We also plan to promote some content about the World Cup and other soccer news through the account as well.
So, make sure to follow our brand new Twitter handle now, especially if you’re a soccer fan!
The MLL All-Stars faced-off against Team USA four years ago prior to the Americans finishing first at the World Lacrosse Championship, which was held in Denver, Colorado. This year’s championship will take place in Israel.
Team USA edged the MLL All-Stars, 10-9, thanks to Rob Pannell‘s game-winning goal with seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Rice (Atlanta Blaze) and Will Manny (New York Lizards) headlined the MLL All-Star roster, while the Boston Cannons will be represented by Will Sands, Brandon Mullins and Sergio Perkovic.
Joe Walters of the New York Lizards was also named to this year’s MLL All-Star roster – this will be his ninth appearance in the league’s All-Star Game, while Kyle Harrison and Brian Karalunas, who play for the Ohio Machine, will be appearing in the contest for the seventh time, respectively.
“We are thrilled to invite 30 of the best players in the world to represent MLL in this year’s All-Star Game,” MLL Commissioner Alexander Brown said in a statement earlier today.
“Not only will the best players in the world be on display, but this grudge match has historically proved to be one of the most exciting events our game has to offer. For any lacrosse fan, this game is one that they will not want to miss!”
Per today’s report, Simonson becomes the sixth tight end to join the Giants – he joins Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams, Kyle Carter, Garrett Dickerson and Ryan O’Malley on the current roster.
Simonson, who has competed for both the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders, has appeared in 18 regular season games, as well as a trio of postseason contests, including Super Bowl 50. He began his career as a rookie free agent in 2014 with the Raiders where he saw action in four games before appearing in nine games the following season for the Panthers. His recorded his first-ever start on September 8, 2016 when the Panthers faced the Denver Broncos in the NFL’s 2016 season-opener.
Unfortunately, he did not play a single snap last season due to a back injury that put him on the Panthers’ injured reserve list.
Prior to competing for the Raiders in 2014, Simonson appeared in 36 games for the Greyhounds’ football team, making 31 starts. He concluded his career with 104 receptions for 1,537 yards and 15 touchdowns.